Ametek

Premier was given a unique opportunity to spearhead the design of taking an office/warehouse user operating in a 100 year old building and converting them into Class A office space. Substantial design efforts were taken to ensure their motor testing and machinery could transition into a multi-use facility without disrupting other occupants. The end result is a beautiful, sustainable design and an STC rating that ranks them amongst the quietest of tenants.

SERVICES: Design / Build and Construction Management

LOCATION: Kent, OH

YEAR COMPLETED: 2012

BUILDING SIZE: 40,000 Sq. Ft.

AWARDS: NAIOP Mixed-Use Development & NAIOP Development Projects of the Year

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Premier was given a unique opportunity to spearhead the design of taking an office / warehouse user operating in a 100 year old building and converting them into Class A office space. With the incorporation of heavy machinery into a Class A office / multi-tenant building, design details to limit noise filtration and vibration were critical.
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OBJECTIVES / CHALLENGES:

  • Premier was faced with a construction period of 84 days in a shell building that was not complete and lacked permanent power, elevators and windows. Also challenging was the tenant’s desire to be in the space and operational the day of turn-over. Therefore, to add to the 84 day schedule, the added task incurred of receiving all equipment, machinery, furniture deliveries, and installations while completing construction.
  • The location of the Kent Mixed-Use Development that houses the Ametek space is rated as the busiest intersection in Portage County.

RESULTS:

  • In order to create a sound proof 3rd floor, the architect had designed a sandwich panel floor system that cost in excess of $300,000. Premier worked with their structural team to modify this design to a thickened slab, which saved approximately $225,000. Premier also streamlined the monumental stairwell design for savings in excess of $50,000.
  • The end result is a beautiful, sustainable design and an STC rating that ranks them amongst the quietest of tenants.